Alan Barclay BSc Grad Dip PhD



Dr Alan Barclay is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed a PhD at the University of Sydney on the association between carbohydrate and the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. He worked at Diabetes Australia – NSW from 1998 – 2014 as Research and Development Manager / Head of Research, and the Glycemic Index Foundation as Chief Executive / Scientific Officer, from 2006 – 2016, and is now a consultant. Alan has worked as a clinical dietitian providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to children and adults since 1994 in public hospitals, community centres, fitness centres and general practice throughout Australia. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney and is the editor of the University’s GI News. He has co-authored 40 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at scientific conferences around the globe. He is the co/author of 5 books including Reversing Diabetes, Low GI Diet: Managing Type 2 Diabetes, The Good Carbs Cookbook, and The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners.